Definition of bottle-feed in English:



  • Feed (a baby) with milk from a bottle instead of from the mother's breast.

    ‘a bottle-fed baby’
    • ‘Most babies are bottle-fed, but some mothers still breast-feed their babies until the first teeth appear.’
    • ‘According to Emerling, breast-fed babies and bottle-fed babies grow differently.’
    • ‘Most bottle-fed infants should be able to get their daily requirements of vitamin D from formula, because all infant formulas sold in the United States contain a sufficient amount of vitamin D.’
    • ‘Infants receiving phototherapy may continue to be breast-fed or bottle-fed by their mothers.’
    • ‘For example, children are lectured on electrification, automotive mechanics, typing, using a sewing machine, and bottle-feeding their babies.’
    • ‘A lot of patients wonder about allergies, so you could try changing his feed if he's bottle-fed.’
    • ‘And practice bottle-feeding with your baby before you go back to work to smooth the transition from the breast and make it easier for a caregiver to feed him.’
    • ‘He wasn't about to let Pearl show him up with the bottle-feeding though.’
    • ‘Diana was surprised when doctors asked her whether she would be breast- or bottle-feeding her new baby.’
    • ‘If your baby is bottle-fed, follow the same process, i.e., interrupt feeding and make your baby burp at least twice or thrice while feeding.’
    • ‘We of course then follow with the bottle feeding like you mentioned.’
    • ‘Along with four half-hour feeding sessions a day, the cubs are being bottle-fed and zoo veterinarians are confident they'll survive the unusual tiger rearing.’
    • ‘Parents who bottle-feed their babies may want to try a different formula.’
    • ‘And you know, combine breast - feeding and bottle-feeding in any way that's going to work for you without feeling guilty.’
    • ‘But most of the girls I know have chosen to bottle-feed their babies and I don't think there was ever really any decision in it for them.’
    • ‘If the infant is bottle-fed, the mother should hold the infant when feeding, and the bottle should not be propped or placed in bed.’
    give food to, provide food for, provide for, cater for, prepare food for, cook for, make a meal for, wine and dine
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